Fashion Foresight: a black floral top with a red striped trapeze dress, open-toe wedges, and a fedora

Moody florals and red are all over the fashion forecast for fall and winter…so I’d say I was right on the money with this mesh top and trapeze dress combo, dear readers!! 😉

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - sheer black floral top, red striped trapeze dress, platform wedge heels, flat-top fedora, sunglasses

And while the bright sunshine could be a giveaway, what you can’t actually see is the fact that it was crazy hot the afternoon we took these photos; probably around 90ºF.  Not the kind of day when anyone would typically be thinking about autumn trends, that’s for sure!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - sheer black floral top, red striped trapeze dress, platform wedge heels, flat-top fedora, sunglasses

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - sheer black floral top, red striped trapeze dress, flat-top fedora, sunglasses

So here’s the spoiler – I picked these two pieces first and foremost for their heatwave wearability.  In fact, neither the top nor the dress are actually new; they’re both Forever 21 purchases from several years ago.  As you know, I’m all for the thrill of the shopping hunt…but sometimes it’s almost more satisfying when you find the look of the season already waiting right in your closet!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - red striped trapeze dress, platform wedge heels, matt & nat bag

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - sheer black floral top, red striped trapeze dress, flat-top fedora, sunglasses

Plus, you get to congratulate yourself on your superior style prognostication skills.  I don’t know about those editors at Vogue and Elle, but it’s pretty obvious that I already knew gothic flower prints and “all red everything” were going to be big for the upcoming season waaay back when I bought these pieces a couple of summers ago!!  😁

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - sheer black floral top, red striped trapeze dress, platform wedge heels, flat-top fedora, sunglasses

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  1. September 17, 2017 / 8:05 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This outfit is so cool. I just saw that you got that leather top. I was thinking about it too, but was to stingy to buy it! LOL.

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